OFF target Alvechurch saw their five match winning spree brought to a halt this week when they drew a blank against Newcastle Town with the game resulting in a 0-0 draw.

Church boss Ian Long said: "We had a couple of goals disallowed. We've watched the video since and the decisions were disappointing.

"But we didn't do enough in the final third of the pitch. Defensively, we were very solid, but it seemed as though last week's wonder goal from Danny Dubidat had gone to everyone's head and the players were firing in shots from 30 yards out and trying to rip the back of the net.

"The second half in particular was one way traffic at times but we lacked that bit of quality required in front of goal. We had enough possession but we just didn't do enough with it."

Long brought back Yousef Sessay and Jamie Ashmore into the starting line while new signing from Coleshill Town Jordan Nadat was named on the bench.

Despite the goalless draw, Church remain second in the table with games in hand on their closest rivals.

But Church are already 15 points adrift of runaway leaders Basford and Long admitted: "Already everyone appears to be chasing that second spot.

"Basford have a very experienced side with a number of ex-professionals - but we still have to see how they react to a defeat.

"I would have settled for second place at the start of the season but now we have to make sure we start cementing that position, starting at Spalding on Saturday".